PetroChina selects Rolls-Royce to power natural gas pipeline

Rolls-Royce has announced a $75m (£46.8m) contract to supply PetroChina with equipment and related services to power the flow of natural gas through Line 3 of the West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP).

Rolls-Royce will supply PetroChina with an additional six RB211-driven pipeline compressor units, bringing the total number of RB211 units sold for installation on China and central Asia’s natural gas pipeline network to 56.

WEPP is said to be the world’s longest pipeline and is a crucial element of China’s drive towards cleaner energy consumption.